Huron OH #3 ~ 5.15.21 ~ 2021 LEWT/BWWC Tournament Report & Full Standings
When you think of Lake Erie walleyes you think of GIANTS! That thought does not always translate into reality when fishing for these elusive creatures. On Saturday May 15, the stars lined up and LEWT Anglers were able to bring in the biggest bags the series has seen in years.
Tyler Berthold and Jeremy Lisy made history in Huron with 44.81# anchored by a 11.33# GIANT Lake Erie walleye. Berthold and Lisy claimed the top prize in not only the tourney, but the Big Fish and Side Pot also! PLUS, running a Ranger Boat paid huge dividends and added another $7,000 – making for a TOTAL $15,840 in cash and the LEWT’s biggest payout ever!
The Huron event sent off 73 teams who were fighting for $24,000 in cash and prizes. We knew it was going to be a good day as the camera boat ran into anglers who were already boasting giants in their livewell when we arrived. New LEWT Video PROMO coming soon!
The team of Lucas and Gordon Hahn – currently 2nd in Team of the Year points and the defending Huron Champs – opened the scales with a 40-lb bag, immediately setting the bar and making a solid title defense. That weight was short lived because Tyler Berthold of Colombia Station and Jeremy Lisy of Akron rocked the scales with a 44.81# bag anchored by a 11.33#! This monster bag and monster big fish withstood the tale of time holding off six additional 40-lb., 5-fish bags.
Team of the Year Points Leaders Ryan Yonkers and Cole Carlson did what they always do and put up a massive 43.39# of Lake Erie walleye claiming second place for $3,860. Cole and Ryan have officially put everyone on notice that they mean business in earning that extra $10,000 Team of the Year bonus sponsored by Vic’s Sports Center and S.A. Comunale.
Chris Bradway and Kody Hill followed up with a 41.77# 5-fish limit, stealing the 3rd place spot from long time tournament anglers and home town team Jason Kopf and Roger Rigg who put up 41.67# respectively.
Vic’s Sports Center and Ranger Pro’s Gary and Nicholas Zart rounded out the top five with 41.01-lbs. Gary and Nicholas have now cashed in two of the last three events and look to make a move in the Team of the Year points race!
Bill Dudas and Mark Wilmot earned a well deserved 6th place finish posting 40.66# and edging out defending champs and current 2nd place TOY points team Lucas the “Yeti” and “G-Man” Hahn.
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NEXT STOP: Lorain, Ohio on June 5th. Remember – Early Birds can always sign up for a spot. Keep working on that TOY points race.